If you're visiting this page from the QuickFind tool then your chosen printer model has more than one compatible utility that can be used to reset it and these were displayed when you clicked the Question Mark icon. If you missed it, please go back to Quickfind and review the information displayed before you click on the "read this article" link that brought you here.
[ Note: Purchased a waste kit and can't access your printer reset utility? Please click here ]
Many of the reset utilities and/or adjustment utilities are available for download for customers but non-customers will find that they are not provided with a link from the QuickFind tool. Instead you are encouraged to purchase a waste ink kit.
It takes a lot of time to find these resources and keep the information up to date. It's also worth considering that many utilities can support other printer models, need to be tested, documentation rewritten, etc... just to make them useable. This all requires considerable effort, time and hard work.
Unfortunately it's also pretty obvious that competitors providing sub-standard waste kits are happy to let me make the effort and then steal the information so, I'm not really interested in giving it all away to them for free either...
My ethos is simple...
- You can buy a waste ink kit and access the resources that your purchase helps to pay for.
- You can pay nothing, do the research yourself and find them yourself.
Is it worth it?
Many freely available waste ink counter reset tools are now being sold for around £5 on eBay even though they can be downloaded from places like mediafire for nothing.
A waste ink kit costs roughly £10 - £15 and you will get any available reset utility for free (if one is available).
Personally I think having a tested, documented and working reset utility AND a waste ink kit to collect the ink AND proper support is worth it... You decide.
Donation for Access [Pending - No ETA]
Because most of the "free" utilities* were provided by individuals who did not profit from their work (be it programming or unlocking utilities), I have long felt un-easy about selling any of them as they are not mine from which to profit. Instead, to date, I have applied the policy above.
I am now aware that the JustGiving.com system has a suitable interface that will allow you to make a minimum donation to charity. The system can then automatically verify the donation for the Octoinkjet system and thus allow access to the utility. The process will require some work to impliment but once applied, will allow you to access a utility without requiring a kit purchase.
Charity is a very important part of my life (ie: UKRag.net) and I feel certain it provides a good middle ground for those who don't want a kit (for whatever reason) but would be more amenable to making a donation instead.
*This does not include the WICReset or iWIC tools which follow a profit model (for resetting) to help cover continued development.
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To all those who are rating this article unhelpful... Please consider that this resource makes it clear which printers are supported by a reset utility and the instructions for modifying your printer. If you aren't prepared to buy a kit to get access and save yourself some research time then you will have to put in the research time.
You don't expect to work for nothing, I don't expect to help people who can't be bothered to help themselves.